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artmastered: Vlaho Bukovac, Queen Natalija Obrenovi?, 1882,...

5 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

artmastered: Vlaho Bukovac, Queen Natalija Obrenovi?, 1882, oil on canvas, National Museum of Serbia, Belgrade. Source Natalija Obrenovi? was the wife of King Milan I of Serbia. This portrait was completed just after Natalia became Milan’s queen.

Eye Candy for Today: Holbein’s portrait of Thomas More

Portrait of Sir Thomas More (painting); Sir Thomas More (drawing), Hans Holbein the Younger Links are to zoomable versions on the Google Art Project. The painting is in the Frick Collection, which also has a zoomable version, downloadable image on Wikimedia Commons; the drawing is in the Royal Collection Trust, downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons. […]

PPE 2015: Interview with portrait photographer Victoria Will

Trained as a photojournalist, Victoria Will found herself gravitating toward portraiture as she honed her skills at the New York Post. She's now known for her celebrity portraits, including a series of tintype portraits created at the Sundance Film Festival. Show More Summary

Giorgio Morandi, “Peculiar Realist”

Detail of Autoritratto (Self Portrait), 1930, oil on canvas This is the last of the very few self portraits Morandi painted There are several ways I could begin this report. The first would be to tell you that when you walk off the elevator on the fourth floor of the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) in SoHo you encounter a many-times-larger-than-life photograph of Morandi’s 

Randall Kennedy on race and racism at Harvard Law School (and elsewhere)

HLS professor Randall Kennedy has an excellent piece on the current controversies at Harvard and elsewhere (A few days ago, some unknown person(s) for unknown reasons put strips of black tape, across the portraits of tenured black professors that are displayed, along with the portraits of all tenured HLS professors, in one of the school’s […]

Morning Docket: 11.27.15

Ed. note : We hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. As we mentioned before Thanksgiving, we'll be on a reduced publication schedule today. Randall Kennedy, one of the African-American Harvard Law School professors whose portraits got marked with black tape, shares HLS alum Elie Mystal's reaction to the incident: he is unimpressed. Show More Summary

Portrait of a Paris victim: 'A magnetic softness'

Friends, family and colleagues remember 38-year-old Matthieu Giroud, who died in the attack at the Bataclan in Paris.

Two Very Different Perspectives On The Racial Unrest At Harvard Law School

Following up on my prior posts: Students Demand Harvard Law School Remove Slaveholding Imagery From Its Seal (Nov. 3, 2015) Harvard Law Students React To Vandalism On Portraits Of Black Law Profs (Nov. 23, 2015) Boston Globe op-ed: Harvard Law School Alumni, Stop Donating, by Bianca Tylek (Harvard Law School...

Sotheby's announces its sale of African and Oceanic arts to be held on 2 December in Paris

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s France is holding its sale of African and Oceanic arts on 2 December in Paris. The René and Odette Delenne collection forms the core of the sale, where the star item is the masterly portrait of a royal couple by the Master of Batoufam. Show More Summary

'Sembene!' a candid portrait of the 'father of African cinema'

The man often called the father of African cinema is the subject of "Sembene!" a richly crafted documentary that serves as an enlightening tribute to the filmmaker who masterfully tapped into the medium's wide-reaching socio-political potential. Born to a Senegalese fisherman, author-turned-director...

Unraveling the Harvard Law School Hate Crime

(John Hinderaker) I wrote here about the supposed hate crime that has roiled Harvard Law School: someone put small pieces of black tape over the portraits of black law professors that hang in Wasserstein Hall. This incident is somehow...Show More Summary

Alex Salmond misses the Syria debate (but finds time to unveil his portrait)

MPs in the Commons are currently debating whether or not to vote in favour of airstrikes in Syria, after the… The post Alex Salmond misses the Syria debate (but finds time to unveil his portrait) appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Aretha Franklin on Her Legacy and Why She'll Never Stop Singing

'Aretha Franklin was honored recently by the National Portrait Gallery with a “Portrait of a Nation” prize, given out to some of the people who appear in its collection. Gwen Ifill spoke with the Queen of Soul about her career, her voice and her legacy.' -- +PBS NewsHour

Carmel’s Steven Whyte: making it big as a sculptor

After making sculptures for high-end hotels, he entered a double-blind open show and was the only sculptor chosen to join the Society of Portrait Sculptors, where he worked in tandem with the sculptor to the royal family. Whyte created...Show More Summary

Lawsuit Paints Portrait of Viacom Boss Sumner Redstone as ‘Living Ghost'; Redstone Camp Fires Back

Attorneys for Sumner Redstone, chairman of Viacom and CBS, fired back against a lawsuit filed today by the media titan’s former longtime companion, according to media reports. The lawsuit reportedly challenges Redstone’s mental competency. Variety reports that Manuela Herzer wants...

Matthew Cavanna: A Kind of Grace

Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate...Show More Summary

Nordic wooden board builder

”The Smell of Popsicle Sticks” is a short film about one man’s passion for building wooden surfboards and riding them in the frigid waters of Sweden. The video is a portrait of Peter Jarl and his fondness for wood and surfing, which he combines by building beautiful wooden surfboards in his small garage. Show More Summary

Tips for Creating Outdoor Portraits

On now at Snapsdeals is Wayne’s ebook: Portrait Tips and Techniques: Timeless Portraits. Sale ends December 8th (2015) get it now and save 20%. These tips are a follow-up to my previous article about 6 Tips for Taking Better Natural Light Classic Portraits, and the process of creating simple posing and composition for outdoor portraits. Show More Summary

Give a Gift of: A Captivating Portrait

There’s nothing more fascinating than getting a sneak peek into the lives of other people, particularly when those people are famous for one reason or another. We’ve got a selection of the most interesting lives, from a range of fields to satisfy your curiosity.

history-of-fashion: ab. 1590 British School - Portrait of...

3 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

history-of-fashion: ab. 1590 British School - Portrait of Mary Kytson, Lady Darcy of Chiche, later, Lady Rivers

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